Imagine a learning scenario where, like our characters in The Matrix, the information you need to become an expert at a task is available the moment you need it. In such a world, machine operators on a construction site walk up to any piece of equipment and the knowledge to operate that device safely and effectively is at their fingertips. A classroom of students might be on a field trip to a museum, and as they approach an object, timely information and media that provide context and enable further exploration appear. New employees entering the office for the first time receive real-time information about whom they should see and where they should be.
We are not quite at the point where information transmits directly to your mind, but we have seen great technological inroads that allow objects to recognize when you are in the vicinity, and relevant information then becomes available to you.